Unplug for the Holidays

With so much tech in our everyday lives, it can be refreshing to step away from the digital world and get hands on.

Thread beads on the yarn for a bit of pizzazz.

Try out some of those Pinterest crafts for kids; there’s tons! One of my current favorites is the Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art. This project really helps develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and problem solving (figuring out which holes to connect to make your design); plus, the finished product make adorable decorations! You can also print out your own designs and tape them to the plates. I personally recommend using tapestry needles with their blunt tips for finger safety. Also, check out our Library Make videos for DIY literacy crafts that are fun to make and help build early literacy skills!

If you’re looking to get out of the house, all Plano Library locations are hosting family-friendly programs throughout Winter Break. Davis Library will be screening Polar Express as part of our Make It – Take It Movies series.  For the little ones, we’ll have a Parachute Party, Playdough Playdate, Magician Gregg Ka-zam, and a visit from the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Tweens (grades 4-8) can get crafty at our Boredom Buster and Cats, Dogs and Toys – Oh My! programs. Don’t think you can stay up all night to celebrate the New Year? Join us at Harrington or Schimelpfenig Library for our Noon Year’s Eve party with crafts, activities, and a confetti-filled countdown to noon.

For program times and dates, check out our Engage Brochure online or pick up a copy at any Plano Library location!

Just a friendly reminder, all Plano Libraries and book drops will be closed December 22 – 25 for Winter Holidays. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.

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